Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

Health Literacy Month Weekly Contest

Want a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card? Enter the Health Literacy Month Weekly Contest on the bulletin board outside the 7th floor student lounge. Each week, we will post a word or phrase that is used in the practice of dentistry. Your challenge is to rewrite the phrase in plain language so that it is easy for a patient or non-dentist to understand. Write your answers on the front of an index card, put your name and email on the back, and then tack it to the bulletin board. One winner will be chosen by the Health Literacy Intensive at random every week in October!

New England Rural Health Conference

Call for Poster Proposals!

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for our conference poster session.  Are you connected to a program or research project related to our conference theme, tracks or areas of focus that you would like to share with conference attendees?  We are looking for posters related to our specialized tracks including: Oral Health, Public Health, Hospitals and Health Systems, Workforce Development and Behavioral Health as well as our areas of focus including forming community partnerships, leveraging funds, recruitment and retention strategies, primary care collaborations with integrated delivery systems, hospital and clinic management, population health, and utilizing telehealth technologies. We encourage academic posters about original research and also welcome less formal posters about special programs or projects. The poster exhibits are best described as a show and tell opportunity versus a formal poster presentation session.  All posters will be displayed in public areas of the conference facility – there will time during breaks for attendees to view the posters.

The deadline for submissions is October 1st.  All poster proposals will be reviewed by October 9th. Click HERE to register.

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Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement – Application For Funding now open!

Tisch Fund grad prof early deadline flyer


Have an idea for a project, program, or event connected to an important community problem or social issue?

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement supports individual students, groups of students, or student organizations who seek to engage members of the Tufts community through a project or event that addresses community issues and strengthens civic life. Up to $1000  per student group or $500 per individual.

Visit for more information and application details.

Deadlines in October and November.

Questions? Contact Nancy Marks 

Dental Central D21 Trivia – Thank You D21s!

D20s, thank you for participating in Dental Central Trivia! We hope you had fun and learned a lot about TUSDM and Dental Central in the process.

Our final winner for the final week of D21 Trivia is… *drumroll, please*… Ambika Kumaran!

D21 Trivia may have come to an end, but don’t stop exploring and utilizing Dental Central! As you become involved in student organizations, encourage your group to post events and reflections to Dental Central and to share pictures to the Social Wall using #tusdm and #dentalcentral.

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program Class with Jason Berglund and Andrew Lum

Left: Jason Berglund, second from left
Right: Andrew Lum

Congratulations to Andrew Lum, one of two dental students in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2017-2018 Medical Research Scholars Program Class (MSRP)! Andrew has taken a year off to dedicate his time to his research interests and will return next year to resume his fourth year as a member of the Class of 2019. He will be back in November to share more about what he is studying, but, in the meantime, he has given us a sneak peek into his experience:

“In just a few short weeks, MRSP has proven to be an incredible opportunity working with and learning from the brightest, most passionate researchers in biomedical science. Following in the footsteps of numerous TUSDM fellows such Jason, who have had tremendous success in the program is quite an honor.” –Andrew Lum

Jason Berglund, who has returned to complete his fourth year this fall, spent his time at MRSP studying the origin of tumor-induced osteomalacia, a rare disease characterized by benign tumors that overproduce a hormone called fibroblast growth factor 23 and, ultimately, leads to bone pain, fractures, and muscle weakness. Read more about his experience HERE and be sure to give him a warm welcome back when you see him in the halls!

Final Week of Dental Central D21 Trivia

Every Monday, students from the D21 class had the opportunity to win a prize by answering one weekly trivia question related to Dental Central.

This is the final week to play DC D21 Trivia! All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring for your chance to win!

Week 4 Winner: Congratulations to Kaitlyn O’Connell!

This week’s question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Please submit your answer to

Dental Central Week 4 D21 Trivia!

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a PRIZE each week!

Week 3 Winner: Congratulations to Min Ji Cho!

This week’s question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Please submit your answer to